Alabama spends $3 million on low-interest election - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Alabama spends $3 million on low-interest election

Posted: Updated:
By PHILLIP RAWLS
Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama taxpayers will spend $3 million on a runoff election Tuesday that most citizens will skip.

Alabama's chief election official, Secretary of State Jim Bennett, expects five percent of Alabama's nearly 2.9 million active voters to turn out Tuesday. That's in line with the voter turnout for the runoffs in 2004, 2008 and 2012. Bennett says the turnout is always low when neither party has a runoff for governor or U.S. Senate.

The Democratic Party doesn't have any statewide runoffs and only one legislative runoff. The Republican Party has runoffs for secretary of state, state auditor, Public Service Commission Place 2, 6th Congressional District and six legislative seats.

Bennett says a statewide election costs about $3 million no matter what the turnout.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

1414 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-533-4848

WAFF Is a Proud Member
of the Raycom Family of Stations


FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WAFF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.